Honeywell shuts Teterboro aviation plant

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MORRIS TWP. -- Honeywell International Inc. plans to shut down its underused aviation manufacturing plant in Teterboro, shift some operations elsewhere and sell the property to a development company, Honeywell ... Read more
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mike

Baltimore, MD

#1 Mar 24, 2007
It all started in the 1990's when Teterboro started to decline under to strangle of Larry Bossidy. Corporate executives playing their chess game to provide themselves with the biggest bonus. Sad and self serving..

Just let it be known that the Bendix Aviation Teterboro facility is listed as a national aviation (AIAA) historic site.

I hope the developer preserves a portion of it for a small museum.

Mike
Lou

Miami, FL

#2 Apr 20, 2007
A sad end for dear old Bendix.How many thousands over the years worked here? How many cups of coffee were used in 68 years? How much gas to get to and from the place? etc...etc...Sad end.
Roe

AOL

#3 Jun 28, 2007
How many engineers have lost Jobs from the closing? Newspaper accounts merely say they have been transferred to Morristown. Truthful or no?
alice monnier

Union, NJ

#4 Aug 7, 2008
sad about Bendix, I remember when my father worked there in 50's until his death in the 70's. is there anyone out ther who knew him, i have so many pictures and know not many of the faces
home e-mail justformethis1@optonline.net
Bruce Amherst

Miami, FL

#5 Sep 19, 2008
The final clock out. The plant is to close on the 26th. 24 October 1938 - 26 September 2008
live from teterboro

Bridgewater, NJ

#6 Sep 22, 2008
just want to give all of you an update on the facility...
the building is in the process of being gutted...dumpsters have been brought in and he fencing has been masked with black tarp to keep out the prying eyes of the public....
some of the windows on the industrial avenue side have been broken and a doorway has been made wider to accomodate the dumpsters....
the property will be leveled and the midwest concern that purchsed it will have to come in to remove the contaminated soil....
the talk is that retail space/hotel/offce will be going in.....
Arthur Cagman

Jersey City, NJ

#7 Sep 24, 2008
This is VERY sad, My Dad worked there from 1958 till 2002. I have many memories of Family day's there and I was so proud of the work that was done there from the space program to all the defense work.
Teterboro No More

Plainfield, NJ

#8 Oct 13, 2008
Just wanted to say, only a chosen few were sent to Morristown. Do not believe the newspaper. Morristown is a place holder for some engineers, and other (not to meniton)keep in mind that many left on their own to pursue new jobs. There is a third floor (in Morristown) partically empty and many more i am sure will leave. There is no career growth either, if you want to survive you need to move to Albq or Phx. It is not what it used to be, they dont care about their employees! Guaranteed in 2yrs everyone will be gone! they are just finishing up their projects and then what? All i can say is that they could have moved us to a smaller building and saved hundreds of jobs. They only one that can afford gas in that company is the CEO!
Teterboro No More

Plainfield, NJ

#9 Oct 13, 2008
And by the way, a lot of jobs are moving to india, puerto rico, prague, etc. lets get real here AMERICA NEEDS JOBS!! Their saving alot of $$,$2hr in India, minimum wage in Puerto Rico, god knows what their paying in prague, and no benefits.
Steve Vodzik

Hoboken, NJ

#10 Feb 12, 2009
My uncle worked in Bendix his name was Steve Bognatz. Does anyone know him?. He worked on various projects including skylab. He gave me brochures when the space shuttle program was being conceived and the illustrations on them do not even come close to what it looks like. IHe also gave me alot of other memoribilia from the space program that he geot from Bendix. Its a shame that all our history is being sacrificed for the sake of scumbag developers and nothing is being preserved for our children. I am equally upset at what happeed to the ITT tower in Nutley. Also Curtiss Wright in Woodridge. I know there is alot of equipment getting scrapped in Bendix. I would love to take a walk in there and Curtiss Wright to see what was left and to for the last time go back in time when technology was what kept Amereica going and the electronics industry was booming in the US. NOTE: I found pics on the web that shows the inside of Curtiss Wright as someone went in and took the pics and rread articles of things that were left behind from an era that will never happen again in the US. This has tho change people!!!!
John J Gribben

Englewood, NJ

#11 Feb 20, 2009
I drive past there everyday.The glass windows and frames are removed now. It is sad to see this historic building gutted and razed
mike

Bethpage, NY

#12 Feb 23, 2009
And the same thing happened to the old Bendix Electric Power Division in Eatontown, NJ (which was a spinoff from Teterboro). The property was sold and now there's a Walmart there. History lost forever...

PS - I have one of the books that Bernie O'Conner had commissioned back on the history of Bendix Eclipse-Pioneer from 1938-1974. There's some wonderful old pics in there and aerial views of the facility during it's heyday. Welp, thats all I have left to remember my years working there...
ron

Houston, TX

#13 Mar 31, 2009
mike,
I'd love to get the name of that book (on the history of Bendix Eclipse-Pioneer from 1938-1974) for some research I am doing. thanks in advance.
Bob T-Melbourne FL

Winter Garden, FL

#14 Aug 4, 2009
Worked there from 1963 to 1969. What a great place for a freshout engineer. They could do everything. Worked with Automatic Test Equipment in the Production Test Department. anyone ever hear of Q-9?
douglas

Elizabeth, NJ

#15 Sep 20, 2009
IT WAS GREAT AS BENDIX but allied/singal took over the end was near then honeywell my dad worked there 35 plus me 23 years well we dont need you anymore thay can suck wind i will not buy anything honeywell sells i tell my friends too. Pack your desk and leave now. Thay suck..
Honeywell employee

AOL

#16 Oct 31, 2009
Look through a company financial report, you will not find the word patriotism . They don't care about anything or anyone, only their executive bonus
Bob T melbourne FL

Winter Garden, FL

#17 Nov 2, 2009
Bendix was my first job out of school. Worked on AN/GJQ-9 for the Test Equipment Dept. Tested C-141 autopilot stuff. Great place to learn and work. Many fond memories.
Benny

Walnut Creek, CA

#18 Nov 2, 2009
coworker

Verona, NJ

#19 Nov 3, 2009
Arthur Cagman wrote:
This is VERY sad, My Dad worked there from 1958 till 2002. I have many memories of Family day's there and I was so proud of the work that was done there from the space program to all the defense work.
I remember Joe. A fine inspector...couldn't pull the wool over his eyes!!!
coworker

Verona, NJ

#20 Nov 3, 2009
I remember Joe. A fine inspector...couldn't pull the wool over his eyes!!!

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